Superhumanity : design of the self / Nick Axel, Beatriz Colomina, Nikolaus Hirsch, Anton Vidokle, Mark Wigley, Editors
- Machine generated contents note: Self-Design, or Productive Narcissism / Boris Groys -- No You're Not / Keller Easterling -- Prescribing Reflection / Brooke Holmes -- Cardboard for Humanity / Andrew Herscher -- Carceral Architectures / Mabel O. Wilson -- Some Sketches on Vertical Geographies / Trevor Paglen -- Mass Gestaltung / Zeynep Celik Alexander -- Are They Human? / Eyal Weizman -- Designer and Discarded Genomes / Ruha Benjamin -- Spaces of the Learning Self / Tom Holert -- History for an Empty Future / Sylvia Lavin -- Masters and Slaves / Lydia Kallipoliti -- On Snow Dancing / Ina Blom -- In the Skin of a Lion, a Leopard ... a Man / Lesley Lokko -- As if by Design: Raqs Media Collective -- An Apology to Survivors -- MAP Office: Couple Format: The Identity between Love and Work / Shumon Basar -- Lesser Worlds / Felicity D. Scott -- Spatial Thought / Sven-Olov Wallenstein -- Down with the World / Tony Chakar -- The One-Foot Shop / Prasad Shetty -- Designer Sex / Ruben Gallo -- Storage Space / Giuliana Bruno -- Real Estate Porn; or, How to Liberate Us from Being Slaves of Our Own Houses / Ingo Niermann -- Our Heads Are Round, Our Hands Irregular / Hu Fang -- The Birth of Design / Spyros Papapetros -- Beyond the Gene / Alexander Tarakhovsky -- Aestheticization and Democratic Culture / Juliane Rebentisch -- Beyond the Self / Jack Self -- The Duck Is the Ubermensch / Chus Martinez -- Amplified Humanity and the Architectural Criminal / Lucia Allais -- Facilities for Correction / Francesca Hughes -- In the Forest Ruins / Paulo Tavares -- After the Third End / Ahmet Opt -- Surrogacity: Just like James Franco / Andres Jaque -- We Are Red Parakeets / Mark Cousins -- How to Kill People: A Problem of Design / Hito Steyerl -- Self-Engineering / Franco "Bifo" Berardi -- I Spy with My Machine Eye / Liam Young -- Art without Death / Anton Vidokle -- Workplace Aesthetics Might Not Be Enough / Liam Gillick -- The Matter of Scale / Pelin Tan -- On Anthropolysis / Benjamin H. Bratton -- Blockchain Future States / Simon Denny -- Right-wing Spaces / Stephan Truby -- Our Vectors, Ourselves / Etienne Turpin -- Analysis: Synthesis / Sophia Roosth -- The Story of Peter Green Brian Kuan Wood / Peter Chang -- The Return of the Have-Lived / Yongwoo Lee -- "Or are we human beings?" / Thomas Keenan.
- A wide-ranging and challenging exploration of design and how it engages with the self. The field of design has radically expanded. As a practice, design is no longer limited to the world of material objects but rather extends from carefully crafted individual styles and online identities to the surrounding galaxies of personal devices, new materials, interfaces, networks, systems, infrastructures, data, chemicals, organisms, and genetic codes. Superhumanity seeks to explore and challenge our understanding of "design" by engaging with and departing from the concept of the "self." This volume brings together more than fifty essays by leading scientists, artists, architects, designers, philosophers, historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists, originally disseminated online via e-flux Architecture between September 2016 and February 2017 on the invitation of the Third Istanbul Design Biennial. Probing the idea that we are and always have been continuously reshaped by the artifacts we shape, this book asks: Who designed the lives we live today? What are the forms of life we inhabit, and what new forms are currently being designed? Where are the sites, and what are the techniques, to design others? This vital and far-reaching collection of essays and images seeks to explore and reflect on the ways in which both the concept and practice of design are operative well beyond tangible objects, expanding into the depths of self and forms of life.
- 1517905214 (paperback)
- "Published in collaboration with the Graham Foundation."
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- Includes bibliographical references.
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